PA Son wont eat peanut free ice cream

Posted on: Tue, 03/30/2004 - 10:01am
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Hi, I tried looking to see if there was a topic about this already. If there was one I apologize in advance.

My son is 6 years old. We went this past weekend to buy enjoy life cookies and phillyswirl ice cream.

He didnt like the cookies, fine they do imho have a distinct taste them.

He ate half of the swirlwich and said he was full. Tonight I asked him if he wanted one and he refused saying he didnt like them.

He is a picky eater, always has been. However I really feel that he does not want them BECAUSE I said they were made in a peanut free facility.

I told him that this did not mean he could not have the other ice cream he usually eats, it just means now we have something new to add.

I just cant help feeling that maybe he is doing that on purpose. I don't mean that he wants to eat stuff with peanuts in it. He doesnt.

When we go shopping he gets excited if he picks somehting out and its ok for him to eat. But for some reason I dont know.... Am I crazy, could he just not like them?

Has anyone else experienced this before?

Posted on: Tue, 03/30/2004 - 10:25am
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Could it just be that he truly doesn't care for these items?
I haven't tried the cookies you wrote about, but I have tried PhillySwirl. Each time they come out with a new variety, I buy it, hoping that my son will like it, but he doesn't like any of them.
Truthfully, I think they're okay, and I *want* to support them because of all the efforts PhillySwirl makes as a company to help out the food allergic population, but given my choice of desserts, I'd choose something else, too.
So maybe your son and my son just don't care for these items, no matter how much we go out of our way to buy them for our kids and no matter how much more we pay for these special safe goodies...
--Debbie

Posted on: Tue, 03/30/2004 - 10:25am
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patsmommy, wow, I don't know if I can help you or not. My guy always really likes it when we find products that are new that he can try and often gets angry when there are new products out that he can't try.
I was really pleased, as I posted in the Cadbury's thread and have to post separately, their school is fundraising with chocolate (of course) and we were able to choose peanut/nut free chocolate this time (so it's the first time we've ever been able to participate in this type of fundraising). There are four different kinds of chocolate bars or chocolate things in the case I received.
Both of my kids tried a different thing. My PA son tried the chocolate malteser like things. He didn't like them. My non-PA daughter tried the chocolate covered raisins, which I thought would be exciting for her because she can't have Glossette Raisins, but no, she didn't like them either.
Since neither one of them appeal to me, I don't want to try them to see if it's just that they don't like the taste of them.
It sounds like your son had enough assurances from you that this new ice cream was "safe" for him, so he's not questioning whether or not the product is really safe for him is he? I know that my guy, within the last year, has started to double check labels even after I've read them and I've felt as though he didn't trust me. But, I've recognized (probably from getting advice here) that he's simply taking more responsibility for his allergy and although he does trust me and has been label reading for four years alongside with me, he wants to do it separate from me as well.
I haven't found Phillyswirl where I live yet so I don't know what it tastes like. I know we found the Chapman's version of a drumstick last summer and everyone loved them, couldn't keep them in the house for five minutes, but, as I say, with the chocolate they chose last week-end, with a peanut/nut free guarantee in red stamping on the box, neither child liked it.
My PA son is also a picky eater. Oh, I don't know if this was because pie isn't really a kid thing, but we recently found out about a safe pie we could buy in the bakery at our local grocery store (Front Street Bakery, Toronto, through A&P - erik helped me with this one) and I was so excited. Well, my son didn't like it.
You were so hopeful and happy because you had found another safe item (and a treat, at that) that your son could eat. I'm wondering if it's possible that he just doesn't care for them and you're probably feeling disappointed (I know I was about the pie, although that didn't stop me from eating all of it with the requisite safe ice cream [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] )
So hard to tell and I know I probably have been much help. I really think it doesn't help if your PA child also happens to be a picky eater (and we seem to have a lot of those combos going on) because you can't figure out if they don't like something because they simply don't like it or if they don't like it because it's a psychological thing to do with PA.
Big hugs regardless. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 03/30/2004 - 10:26am
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DRobbins, sorry I was posting at the same time as you were, that's why I didn't acknowledge what you said. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 03/30/2004 - 11:41am
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Hi,
My PA son didn't like the Phillyswiches. I was bummed, but my other son liked them. I liked the chocolate swirl ones but not too keen on the others. Both my kids like the sorbet and ice cream pops, especially the orange ones, and the fudgeswirl pops. Have you tried any of those?

Posted on: Tue, 03/30/2004 - 9:59pm
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Hi Thank you all for answering me.
Debbie, maybe our sons really just dont like them. I didnt try the sandwich myself, my other 2 kids ate them.
Alternative, I did read about the fundraiser and I thought that was great. I guess I was really excited about the ice cream and then was sort of popped like a balloon. I mean we do go out of our way to find things our kids can have safely. I admit it I felt annoyed, its not his fault he doesnt like them though.
ks- We only bought the italian ice cups and the sandwiches. He tried a cotton candy ice, which he didnt like. Now he wont try any other flavor.
Did I mention that sunday we had a christening and I made cupcakes to bring so he could eat while everyone had cake.
He didnt eat them at the party. As a matter of fact when I tried to give t to him he looked at me like in disgust!
Then the other 2 kids were eating a cupcake monday night(can u tell I have no problem with them eating anything!lol) and he refused he said they smelled funny. They didnt to anyone else.
He is getting taller but not gaining any weight lately so I guess I am a little stressed when he wont eat. You would think kids would want to eat snack too.
Well, at least I found a safe ice cream that the other kids can eat in front of him.
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[b]Florence[/b]
[i]Patrick[/i]-PA/TA
[i]Edward[/i]-Penicllin pa/ta unknown
[i]Jessica[/i]-yellow dye pa/ta unknown

Posted on: Tue, 03/30/2004 - 10:34pm
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Quote:Originally posted by patsmommy:
[b] Then the other 2 kids were eating a cupcake monday night(can u tell I have no problem with them eating anything!lol) and he refused he said they smelled funny. They didnt to anyone else.
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This made me laugh! This is my kids EXACTLY.
"Mommy, this has a funny taste."
"Is this a different brand? Because it looks funny."
"Mommy, this smells weird after I eat it, when I breathe."
"Wasn't this crunchier last time we had it?"
"I think something's wrong with this. It's too wet."
AAARGHHH! PICKY! I tell them all the time, when I was a kid in the olden days, I didn't even know food was supposed to taste good, look good, or smell good. I just ate it when someone told me to, and I was always hungry enough that I didn't bother evaluating it.
This sounds awful, but my friend and I would sneak dog biscuits and eat them. They didn't smell great, but they made a filling snack.

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 12:39am
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ROFLMAO! Thats what he sounds like!!!

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 2:47am
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I have to vote for the "just doesn't like them" option. I also would love to be able to support Philly Swirl, because I appreciate what they are doing for peanut allergic people, but I have bought both the cups and the pops, and my kids just don't care for them. I have to admit that I don't really like the taste either. So I would take him at his word.

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 3:44am
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My kids loved all the Phillyswirl they were able to get their hands on. However I, both as a mom, and as myself, have only liked their "naturals" cups. No dye in those. In fact, I *REALLY* liked those! They're quite different from the other Philly Swirl products. And I don't see them advertised on their websites either.

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 4:06am
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Darthcleo, I didnt see the natural ices in the store, those would be good for my dd who has a food dye allergy. I will be on the look out for them. thanks
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[b]Florence[/b]
[i]Patrick[/i]-PA/TA
[i]Edward[/i]-Penicllin pa/ta unknown
[i]Jessica[/i]-yellow dye pa/ta unknown

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